Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No. 2

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COMPOSERS: Rachmaninov
LABELS: Piano Classics
WORKS: Piano Sonata No. 2; Variations on a theme of Corelli; plus arrangements
PERFORMER: Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: PCL001 (1993)

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Lugansky negotiates the coruscating technical chicanery of the Sonata with jaw-dropping aplomb, yet it is the Corelli Variations’ haunting nostalgia that really hits the emotional spot. Julian Haylock